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by doober831
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
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Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

you don't think the small hole size is limiting the pump's ability to move water? i've also noticed there is always an air bubble trapped somewhere in the ring that generally hangs out in an area that prevents 1 or 2 holes from spraying, they just drip instead. is that normal or an indication that t...
by doober831
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:I heated 12 gauge copper wire and they're 3/4" apart.
Solid or stranded? Any idea what the drill bit equivalent would be?
by doober831
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

so i bought the pump that figjam suggests and i'm curious about the size of hole i should drill. the first ring i made i think the holes were to big. the next one i used a 1/16 drill bit and drilled holes every inch. I'm thinking that maybe i'd be better with bigger holes? What size and how far apar...
by doober831
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

Finally got the cooler up and running! It's too humid around here to tell how well it's working so I'm just gonna trust that it'll work. It's gotta be better than nothing! Question: Is there any way to muffle the high pitch noise the fan makes? I' notice if i put my hands over the opening that high ...
by doober831
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

UPDATE: The bucket will fit in the truck bed, next to the camper! I have to angle the camper ever so slightly to make it fit but it's not very noticeable and I think my OCD can handle it. I have everything I need to make the cooler, now I just need to do it. I'm hoping to make some headway tomorrow....
by doober831
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

A quality flapped dryer vent is an easy way to one-way that flow (with a remote switch for the swamp-cooler routed to your bed above, you don't have to get out of the bed to cap the output to keep the cool with it off), but then you've got issues for connecting a hose. If you had such a vent with y...
by doober831
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

WOW! That was a lot to take in. I'm not sure I've processed everything yet but all this info has been super helpful and has given me some ideas. First off, I don't think that the bucket will fit underneath the bench hole. That was my initial idea but I did some measurements and it appears that the b...
by doober831
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

I do have the slide out bed that is the full width of the camper. I lay with my feet to the front bumper and head to the back bumper, not sideways. The lower windows do not open, the upper glass windows and the triangular vinyl windows do open. The bench openings are pretty large, maybe 1.5' by <1'....
by doober831
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

Got the fan today. The 190 cfm that figjam links to in previous posts. I got it here for a bit cheaper than the place figjam suggests. Pump is on the way, again, same one figjam suggested. Fan is here, pump should be tomorrow. I'll take some pics tomorrow and post em, there's really not much on the ...
by doober831
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for the help canoe. The camper I have is pretty rare and I haven't really been able to find much info on it beside a few scanned sales brochures from way back...the brochures at least give you an idea what im working with. *the pics are not of my camper but one just like it...i don't have any...
by doober831
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hello again, So I've starting accumulating all the necessary stuff to build a bucket cooler. Fan, pump (the one's figjam suggests) and battery minder charger are on the way and I bought a Costco 115 AH marine starting/deep cycle battery yesterday. I have a few questions about the battery. What's the...
by doober831
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048430

Re: cooling your tent or van

First off...Thanks to Figjam for posting this and being so active in answering questions. I think this is the only forum I've seem where people don't get flamed for asking questions that have already been asked. No snarky comments about using the search feature. What a welcomed relief. I've done my ...

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